Top 10 winter activities in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

You must have seen this in winter

Discover the top 10 winter activities in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee: from mountain adventures to culinary delights and relaxing wellness moments.

Your unforgettable stay starts here!

1. wagging down the mountain on skis

During your vacation in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, one thing is definitely not to be missed - skiing. After all, is there any better feeling than the feeling of freedom when you're wobbling down a mountain?
Whether in the cozy, family-friendly Radstadt-Altenmarkt ski area or the sporty, challenging ski paradise in Zauchensee - everyone will find the right descent for them here.

So what are you waiting for - off to the slopes and into wedel bliss!

2. discover the snowy winter landscape on foot

Take a walk through the snow-covered winter landscape of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee!
The great thing about winter hiking is that you can discover beautiful places far away from the hustle and bustle with little equipment and effort - just good shoes, warm clothes and yourself.

3. back to the past in the local history museum

Would you like to follow in the footsteps of the past? - This is possible in the local history museum!
Immerse yourself in the world of our ancestors and learn more about the life and culture of the past.

A special gem in the museum of local history is the "Grundner.Krippe", which is over 250 years old. This unique nativity scene, which was created in Altenmarkt, delights young and old alike.
In 1981, another extensive museum was built in the Dechantshoftenne so that large agricultural implements and tools from years gone by could also be exhibited.

Brunnbauerngasse 1
5541 Altenmarkt

4. race down the mountain on 2 runners

Sledding fun away from the ski slopes!
Tobogganing is an increasingly popular winter sport - which is why it should not be missing from your to-do list during your vacation. In Altenmarkt-Zauchensee there are four runs to choose from.
Night tobogganing in particular has a special romantic flair - a real insider tip for romantics.

5. gliding through the landscape on cross-country skis

Strap in, glide off and always have beautiful panoramas in view - that's cross-country skiing in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee. In the Salzburger Sportwelt there is a 260 km long, interconnected network of cross-country ski trails that link the surrounding villages. So you can start your cross-country skiing in Altenmarkt and ski to the neighboring villages and back again. This way you can discover different places in the region during one sporting session.

6. try classic hut dishes

A break in one of the ski huts, alpine pastures or mountain inns is simply part of a vacation in Austria. Especially in winter, cheese dumplings or cheese dumpling soup are a must. Sweet classics such as Kaiserschmarren, yeast dumplings or apple strudel are also worth every calorie. Taste your way through the Austrian hut classics and enjoy the wonderful view of the surrounding mountains.

7. take part in a ski challenge

Challenge yourself and take part in the "12 Peaks Trophy". The 12 Peaks Trophy is a ski circuit in the heart of Ski amadé and offers the sportiest way to experience 12 peaks and 5 valleys in one day on skis!

To take part in the challenge, simply register at and enter your ski pass number. You can then use the Skiline portals to see which pistes and cable cars you have to ski on in order to collect the coveted Trophy at the end of the day.

8. bathing in the Erlebnis-Therme Amadé

Relaxation for the parents, fun and action for the kids - an unforgettable wellness experience for everyone!
The varied bathing and sauna area in the Erlebnis-Therme Amadé is a real treat: whether bathing, taking a sauna or sliding - everyone gets an extra portion of relaxation, fun and adventure here.

Thermenplatz 1
5541 Altenmarkt im Pongau

9. enjoy a romantic break on a horse-drawn carriage ride

Dress warmly and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the dreamy winter landscape in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee. The horse-drawn sleigh rides are offered during the day, in the evening and also by moonlight. The horse-drawn sleigh rides through the Altenmarkt countryside last either one hour (local loop) or two hours (with a stop for refreshments).

10. discover the winter landscape on snowshoes

Snowshoes make it easy to hike across the snow-covered slopes, meadows and through the winter forest. In Altenmarkt-Zauchensee there are around 42 km of designated snowshoe hiking trails available, all of which are marked in orange. We also offer guided tours for those who prefer to go hiking with a guide.

11. shopping in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

Go on a shopping spree while on vacation! The best place to do this is in Altenmarkt's idyllic town center along Marktstraße. In the more than 80 stores and boutiques, you can expect a colorful variety of products, personal, attentive service and always a warm "Grüß Gott".